Gareth Bale, 23, played for Tottenham against LA Galaxy in LA before Team GB kick off their Olympic campaign, despite being unavailable for Stuart Pearce's squad because of injury.
It's a miracle I tell thee. Smelling salts and a sniff of sheep...
Jermaine Pennant has been forced to miss Stoke's pre-season tour of the United States after being refused a working visa.
His tag wasn't allowed outside the UK..
Team GB women kicked off their Olympic campaign beating New Zealand 1-0 at the Millenium Stadium.
Great result! Sadly, were only allowed one sheep punchline per column...
North Korean women walk off the pitch pre-match when scoreboard shows their pen-pics with South Korean flag in the Womens Olympic match v Columbia at Hampden Park.
Just as well they didn't read the matchday programme then.
Thierry Henry wants to return to Arsenal in a coaching role when his playing career ends.
Before being poached my Manchester City, naturally.
But Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has defended his use of Twitter after being asked by the FA to explain a tweet about Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole.
Its all part of his new book - footballers say the twittiest things..